Day: July 1, 2011

Camel’s milk set for boom times

Source/Credit: The Times of Malta:   For the tattered-clothed young men in this remote community, milking a camel’s stubby utters at sunrise is not a novelty, but a daily chore to get milk valued by their tribe for generations. But camel’s milk, long-cherished by the Cushite people of central Kenya, […]

Awaiting the Latest Strauss-Kahn Legal Turn

  Robert Stolarik for The New York Times Outside the main criminal courts building in Manhattan, the crowds started to gather in the early-morning hours on Friday, preparing for the latest twists in the legal saga of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Mr. Strauss-Kahn arrived shortly before 11 a.m., about a half-hour before […]

US rejects demand to vacate Shamsi base

// The Financial Times quoted Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar as saying that Pakistan has already stopped US drone flights from the Shamsi air base.—Reuters photo //   // WASHINGTON / ISLAMABAD: The US is rejecting demands from Pakistan that American personnel abandon a military base used by the […]

Commuting by Helicopter to Oil Rigs

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For a large proportion of people working in Macaé, commuting to work by helicopter is not the preserve of the rich and famous, but the only way to get to their offshore job. Macaé’s sky buzzes with the sound of helicopters constantly ferrying crew to-and-from the […]

High-speed train on fast track to success

BEIJING – High-speed trains linking Beijing and Shanghai made their passenger debut on Thursday, extending China’s high-speed rail network to nearly 10,000 km. Premier Wen Jiabao attended the railway’s opening ceremony at Beijing South Railway Station and boarded the first train to Shanghai. The high-speed line, built in only 38 months […]

Pornography and sexual addiction

It is hard to ignore how many highly visible men in recent years (indeed, months) have behaved in sexually self-destructive ways. Some powerful men have long been sexually voracious; unlike today, though, they were far more discreet and generally used much better judgment in order to cover their tracks. … As […]

Who’s afraid of Islamist rule?

Fears of political Islam have increased to unprecedented levels both inside and outside Egypt, but are such worries justified? Whereas Western governments have long been frightened of the rise of political Islam, local fears of Islamists representing political Islam in Egypt have also now peaked, with many liberal, secular and […]